Originally Posted by mm84321
I don't know, I've just always had a strong aversion to using public restrooms. I'm getting better with it though. I went camping in the desert for 2 weeks last month and was forced to give up and break some of my regular hygienic habits. Overall, I think I'm a bit less compulsive about it all now.
You basically put yourself through what's known as immersion therapy. I used to have a similar problem with public shitters, though not quite as extreme. I just felt like I would be incurably dirty or smelly or somehow tainted for the rest of the day after using them. Naturally, my aversion to public toilets for #2 became untenable. Sooner or later, I'd have to drop a deuce at work. What really forced the issue was a bout of explosive diarrhea that I just could not contain until the end of the workday. I dropped my unholy payload in the public toilet, the world didn't come to a screeching end afterward, and I realized that my fear was baseless.